Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2008 17:57 UTC, submitted by CIozzio
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y PCMag compared Ubuntu, Windows, and Mac OS X to one another. "Now that the major OSs all run on Intel chips, the playing field is pretty leveled out. We compared the heavy hitters in an eight-point test to find who wins the OS battle."
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RE[3]: Good laugh...
by ChrisG on Tue 11th Mar 2008 09:16 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good laugh..."
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True, linux covers more architectures, but it doesnt cover them with as much depth of hardware support as windows. I felt their assessment of the current situation was fairly spot on.

If you get an OS for a machine, you want it to work with that machine. You dont care that you could also install the same OS on an architecture you are never going to use. Therefore, hardware support still needs to improve on Linux for the "average PC user". The rate of improvement is fantastic though!

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